Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages - Routledge Research in Medieval Studies (Hardback)
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Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages - Routledge Research in Medieval Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 03/02/2000
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This book challenges the belief that female virginity can be reliably and unambiguously defined, tested and verified. Kelly analyses a variety of medieval Western European texts - including medical treatises and their Classical antecedents - and historical and legal documents. The main focus is the representation of both male and female virgins in saints' legends and romances. The author also makes a comparative study of examples from contemporary fiction, television and film in which testing virginity is a theme. Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages presents a compelling and provocative study of the parodox of bodily and spiritual integrity as both presence and absence.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415221818
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."Kelly's study should interest students, teachers, and scholars concerned with intersections of medieval and popular culture studies."
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